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Butterflies of Australia

April 29, 2020 | Australian Geographic

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Butterflies of Australia

This is an easy-to-use photographic guide covering 301 of Australia’s butterfly species and genera. It contains high quality photographs from Australia’s top nature photographers, including many images from photographers who contribute to the Kape Images Image Library. In addition to images from the authors, Peter Rowland and Rachel Whitlock. other image contributors include Scott Eipper, Gemma Greening, Sharon McGrigor, Angus McNab and Deborah Metters.

For each family, genus or species there are detailed species descriptions, which include identifying features, distribution, habitat and habits. Wingspan, common and scientific names are also listed. The user-friendly introduction gives an overview of the evolution of butterflies, pests and pollinators, their life cycle, identifying the parts of a butterfly and a detailed glossary

Includes a complete and up-to-date checklist of the butterflies of Australia with distribution within each state and territory.

The Butterflies of Australia book is published by John Beaufoy Publishing and has been proudly endorsed by Australian Geographic.

Copies are available from most major bookstores and from Peter Rowland’s secure website store.